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Ranunculaceae

Aquilegia

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Aquilegia canadensis

A spring delight, these wonderful rock or woodland plants are small in stature but large in effect. Rounded blue-green leaves with colorful bell-shaped flowers appear in spring.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsGreat range of vivid and delightful flower colors. Self-seeds readily. Often attracts hummingbirds.

CareProvide fertile, moist, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Alpine species need gritty, sharply draining soil.

PropagationSow seed in a cold frame in spring. Cultivars can be divided in spring but plants respond slowly to root disturbance.

ProblemsPowdery mildew, rust, fungal leaf spots. Aphids, leaf miners, and caterpillars.

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